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I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)

Music by Duke Ellington

The song had a place in Jazz history before the October 1941 Victor recording was released. The song, which features vocalist Ivie Anderson and saxophone legend Johnny Hodges, was one of eleven written for the musical revue, Jump for Joy. Paul Francis Webster provided the lyrics and the familiar lines, "Never treats me sweet and gentle the way he should, cause I got it bad, and that ain't good."

One of the observations about Ellington's early career is that the lyrics did not always live up to the quality of the music that Ellington wrote. However, "I Got It Bad" shows the positive effects of Ellington's collaboration with Paul Francis Webster. There is irony in the combination of articulate verses such as "When he's near I'm fair and warmer, when he's gone I'm cloudy with showers" with the grammatically incorrect refrain of "I got it bad and that ain't good." With each verse, Webster and Ellington make the case for why this love is probably not a good idea, but is not likely to go away anytime soon.

    Release Date: 1941


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Paris Rutherford : Jazz Standards : SATB : Sheet Music : Paris Rutherford

Paris Rutherford : Jazz Standards

Paris Rutherford is a regents professor in jazz studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas, where he coordinates vocal jazz studies and directs UNT Jazz Singers. A sought-after clinician in vocal jazz, Rutherford has over eighty vocal jazz arrangements in publication and here we have a collection of his a cappella arrangements. From the quiet beauty of the lyrics to the shimmering vocal textures, Paris Rutherford's setting of this classic Kurt Weill song "Lost In The Stars" will create a wonderful concert moment. Ideal for vocal jazz groups, madrigal ensembles and concert choirs. Jazz lovers will truly enjoy this wonderful a cappella setting of "Detour Ahead". Interesting harmony and well-crafted vocal lines makes this tune particularly enjoyable. "This Is All I Ask" is a jazz standard recorded by all the greats in a superb a cappella setting for vocal jazz and concert groups alike. Wonderful for developing blend and balance.

Songlist: Lost In The Stars, The Very Thought of You, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Yesterdays, This Is All I Ask (Beautiful Girls Walk A Little Slower), Detour Ahead, Lost In The Stars, The Very Thought of You

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Voicing: SATB | 8058b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 073999023343 : 0634063421 : 00740252

Ella Fitzgerald : Original Keys For Singers

Arguably the best female jazz singer ever, no one could out-swing or out-scat "The First Lady of Song." This fine book features authentic transcriptions in the original keys of 25 Fitzgerald classics in voice with piano accompaniment format.

Songlist: A-Tisket A-Tasket, Black Coffee, But Not For Me, Cheek To Cheek, (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, Embraceable You, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, How Long Has This Been Going On, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have To Swing It), III Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good), Just One Of Those Things, The Lady is a Tramp, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Lullabye Of Birdland, Midnight Sun, Misty, Oh, Lady Be Good, Satin Doll, Stompin' At The Savoy, Take the 'A' Train

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Ella Fitzgerald | 9204b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Leonard Bernstein : Bernstein for Singers - Belter/Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088960841 : 1480364479 : 00123629

Leonard Bernstein : Bernstein for Singers - Belter/Mezzo-Soprano

Ten songs from Bernstein's stage works. Includes access to online piano accompaniments for streaming or download. Each voice type has a unique song list. This belter/mezzo-soprano edition includes: Ain't Got No Tears Left (On the Town), Another Love (Not from a Show), Big Stuff (Fancy Free), I Can Cook Too (Wonderful Town), It's Gotta Be Bad to Be Good (Not from a Show), One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man (Wonderful Town), Some Other Time (On the Town), Somewhere (West Side Story), The Story Of My Life (Wonderful Town), Who Am I? (Peter Pan).

Songlist: Somewhere, Who Am I?, Some Other Time, The Story Of My Life, Big Stuff, Ain't Got No Tears Left, Another Love, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I Can Cook Too, One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose A Man

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Voicing: Solo | 4142b | Songbook | $19.95 | With Piano


Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Duke Ellington : Solo : Songbook & CD : 888680033576 : 1941566065 : 00138896

Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Duke Ellington

8 favorites from the Duke for male vocalists are presented in this package which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra. I

Songlist: Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Mood Indigo, Solitude, Sophisticated Lady, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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Voicing: Solo | 8359b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads For Singers - Womens Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999761238 : 0634064568 : 00740258

Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads For Singers - Womens Edition

15 essential standards have been given new arrangements tailor-made for singers, with alternative jazz chord changes, complete verses, introductions and singer-flattering endings. This book is in a traditional jazz format designed for improvising accompaniments, with melody line, lyrics and chords in a handwritten music engraving style. Traditional chord changes are also included, along with the alternative chords in Steve Rawlins' creative arrangements. Keys in the Women's Edition are in a generally lower range, as is customary for this style of music. The Men's Edition keys are in a medium range. The CD features a professional jazz trio of piano, bass and drums.

Songlist: Autumn in New York , Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans , Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, I Could Write a Book , I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), It Might as Well Be Spring , Just One More Chance , Lush Life , Manhattan , My Romance , Nature Boy , The Nearness of You, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square , Solitude , Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

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Voicing: Solo | 9040b | Songbook | $16.95 | Accompanied


Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads for Singers - Mens Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999158243 : 0634064576 : 00740259

Steve Rawlins : Jazz Ballads for Singers - Mens Edition

15 essential standards have been given new arrangements tailor-made for singers, with alternative jazz chord changes, complete verses, introductions and singer-flattering endings. This book is in a traditional jazz format designed for improvising accompaniments, with melody line, lyrics and chords in a handwritten music engraving style. Traditional chord changes are also included, along with the alternative chords in Steve Rawlins' creative arrangements. Keys in the Men's Edition are in a generally higher range, as is customary for this style of music. The Men's Edition keys are in a medium range. The CD features a professional jazz trio of piano, bass and drums.

Songlist: Autumn in New York, Do You Know What It Means to miss New Orleans, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, I Could Write a Book, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, Lush Life, Manhattan, My Funny Valentine, My Romance, The Nearness of You, A Nightgale Sang in Berkeley Square, Solitude, Stardust

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Voicing: Solo | 9052b | Songbook | $16.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2 : Solo : Songbook : 884088270087 : 142346172X : 00311809

Various Arrangers : The Great American Songbook - The Composers: Volume 2

Over 90 more classics from the American repertoire of classics.

Songlist: If I Should Lose You, Always, Ain't We Got Fun?, Guilty, Solitude, Rockin' Chair, Who?, Caravan, More Than You Know, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, As Long As I Live, At Sundown, So In Love, Candy, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song), By Myself, But Beautiful, Ol' Man River, Some Enchanted Evening, Cherokee (Indian Love Song), My Shining Hour, Come Sunday, Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Everything I Have Is Yours, Exactly Like You, Falling In Love With Love, Flying Home, I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You, Hit The Road To Dreamland, I Concentrate On You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2574b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Torch Songs in Sultry Keys : Solo : Songbook : 073999087796 : 0634060686 : 00740241

Various Arrangers : Torch Songs in Sultry Keys

Sling that sensual voice around like a black feather boa! This collection contains 35 great standards in low keys especially for women singers.

Songlist: As Long As He Needs Me, Autumn Leaves, Bewitched, Black Coffee, Blue Turning Grey Over You, Come Rain or Come Shine, Crazy, Cry Me A River, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fine And Mellow, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Good Morning Heartache, He Was Too Good To Me, Here's That Rainy Day, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Just One More Chance, Losing My Mind, Love Me or Leave Me, Lover, Come Back To Me, The Man That Got Away, Misty, Moanin' In the Mornin, More Than You Know, My Foolish Heart, Nobody's Heart, One For My Baby, 'Round Midnight, Skylark, Solitude, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5169b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088198916 : 1423451228 : 00240307

Various Arrangers : The REAL Book for Vocalists - Vol. 1 for High Voice

The Real Vocal Book has many of the selections from volumes 1 and 2 of the instrumental Real Books, but now with the lyrics added to the pre-existing melody line. Nearly 300 essential songs compiled especially for singers.

Songlist: Agua De Beber, Alfie, Alice In Wonderland, All Alone (Left Alone), (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, All Of Me, All Of You, All The Things You Are, Alright, Okay, You Win, Always, Angel Eyes, April In Paris, Are You Havin' Any Fun?, Autumn In New York, Autumn Leaves, Avalon, Azure, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Baltimore Oriole, Basin Street Blues, Bewitched, Beyond The Sea, Billie's Blues, Billie's Bounce, Birdland, The Birth of the Blues, Blame It on My Youth, Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5186b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Arrangers : Singers Book Of Jazz Standards (Mens Edition) : Solo : Songbook : 073999442724 : 0634049674 : 00740209

Various Arrangers : Singers Book Of Jazz Standards (Mens Edition)

All fifty arrangements of jazz standards in this book are written in a single line "fake book" or "lead sheet" format. However, they are not just the standard renditions of the songs. All are custom arrangements, logical suggestions for repeated sections, and simple but stylish song endings. The chords below the lines are the traditional harmonies. The chords above the line are more advanced, alternate harmonies. A musician using these arrangements may use just one set of these chord changes, or a mixture of them within a song.

Songlist: All or Nothing at All, Alright, Okay, You Win, Autumn in New York, Body and Soul, But Beatufiul, Cheek to Cheek, Day by Day, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby, Aint I Good to You, Have You met Miss Joses?, Hello, Young Lovers, Honeysuckle Rose, I Could White a Book, I Get Along Without You Very Well, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I've Got My Love to keep Me Warm, I've Got the World on a String, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, The Late Late Show, Lean Baby, Lost Mind, Lush life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9046b | Songbook | $17.95 | Accompanied


Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999602517 : 0634049666 : 00740208

Various Arrangers : Singer's Book of Jazz Standards - Women's Edition

50 Essential Jazz Standards from the repertoir of the greatest artists in New, Custom, Vocal Arrangements and singer-Friendly Keys with Traditional and Alternate Chord Changes.

Songlist: All Or Nothing, Alright Okay You Win, Autumn In New York, Black Coffee, Body And Soul, But Beautiful, Come Rain or Come Shine, Day By Day, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fever, Fine And Mellow, Fly Me To The Moon, The Frim Fram Sauce, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Good Morning Heartache, Hello Young Lovers, HoneySuckle Rose, I Could Write A Book, I Get Along With You Very Well, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I'm Beginning to See the Light, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, It Might As Well Be Spring, Just One More Chance, The Late Late Show, Lost Mind, Lush Life, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9410b | Songbook | $17.95 | Accompanied


Various Composers : The Best Torch Songs Ever - 2nd Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999916416 : 0634064142 : 00311027

Various Composers : The Best Torch Songs Ever - 2nd Edition

This second edition features 70 sad, sultry favorites full of longing

Songlist: All By Myself, Angel Of The Morning, Autumn Leaves, The Best Is Yet To Come, Bewitched, Black Coffee, Blue, Come Rain or Come Shine, Crazy, Cry Me A River, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, Don't Blame Me, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Fever, Fine And Mellow, From Here To Eternity, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Good Morning Heartache, Goodbye To Love, Haunted Heart, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, I Left My Heart In San Francisco, I Will Remember You, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, I'll Be Around, I'll Be There, I'll Never Love This Way Again, If You Are But A Dream, In A Sentimental Mood, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5320b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999081152 : 0793548160 : 00740003

Various Composers : The Belter's Book of Hot Standards

How many times have we heard women pop singers complain about the printed keys of standard songs? "They're too high for me!" is the predictable comment. Here's a new collection that addresses that concern, transposing great songs down into a comfortable belting range.

Songlist: Black Coffee, Blame It On My Youth, Blue Skies, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Cry Me A River, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, From This Moment On, The Glory Of Love, God Bless' The Child, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, He Was Too Good To Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), In A Sentimental Mood, Lazy Afternoon, Let Yourself Go, Long Ago (And Far Away), Love Me Or Leave Me, Make Someone Happy, The Man That Got Away, Maybe This Time, More Than You Know, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Sentimental Journey, She (He) Touched Me, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year, Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5541b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Charioteers : Best Of : 00  1 CD : 377

Charioteers : Best Of

Led by the awesomely talented tenor Billy Williams, the Charioteers were the most gospel-sounding of the great black pop vocal groups of the '40s, a sound that did not translate into the record sales that Columbia record execs-eager for an answer to Decca's Ink Spots-were hoping for. But to ears educated by the doo wop and soul groups to come, this group's stuff is mighty fine, definitely vocal pop but hinting of the left turn towards R&B that vocal music was soon to take in the '50s. We are proud to present the *first-ever* compilation on CD of their work, with notes setting the scene for these 24 great sides.

Songlist: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Why Should I Complain?, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, So Long, Calliope Jane, We'll Meet Again, I Understand, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) , Yes, Indeed!, Elmer's Tune, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), On the Boardwalk (In Atlantic City), You Can't See the Sun When You're Cryin', Open the Door, Richard!, Ride, Ride, Ride, Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep), On the Sunny Side of the Street, Sleepy Time Gal, Oooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?, What Did He Say? (The Mumble Song), The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity, A Kiss and A Rose, Until

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4558c | 1 CD | $15.98


Fanatix : Up A Tree : 00  1 CD

Fanatix : Up A Tree    Out of Print

Always very entertaining the 2002 Queens of Harmony are clearly enjoying themselves on this latest release and the listener will most certainly join in the fun. Why this release is called "Up A Tree" we are not quite sure but going by the photos on the CD they seem to be having a fine old time well - up a tree.. We really enjoyed this recording with voices fit for royalty and arrangements by all of the greats including Brian Beck, Greg Volk and Clay Hine.

Songlist: Make 'Em Laugh, They Didn't Believe Me , Somethin' Gotta Give, Anything Can Happen, Roll On Mississippi, Royal Garden Blues, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Country Girls, I'm Glad There Is You, Move Me, O Wondrous Music, When The Saints Go Marchin' In, A House Is Not A Home, I Wish You Love, If I Had My Way, There's No Business Like Show Business, I Wish I Love You Reprise

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5756c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


UNC Vocal Jazz Ensembles : Hot V : 00  1 CD : 1943

UNC Vocal Jazz Ensembles : Hot V

"Hot V" is a mostly accompanied collection of 10 tunes by the award-winning University of Northern Colorado's 2-man, 2-woman Jazz quartet, the Axidentals. Three very nice a cappella selections, Jeremy Lubbock's "Goodbye Love" and "Not Like This," and "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" are standouts. Accompanied favorites are Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon," Gene Puerling's "Gotcha," Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad," Al Jarreau's "Easy" and a powerful live cover of "Waitin' For the Robert E. Lee." Every one of these Roman numeral-numbered collections from Aitken's UNC program has been a spirited, entertaining, beautifully-recorded winner, some of the best Collegiate Jazz we've heard!

Songlist: I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Epainos, Goodbye Love, New York Afternoon, A Night in Tunisia, Gotcha, Not Like This, Easy, How Do You Keep the Music Playing?, Waitin For the Robert E. Lee

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7643c | 1 CD | $14.95 | Primarily a cappella


Rosemary Clooney : Girl Singer - Songs from the Classic Television Series : Solo : DVD : 013431701897 : COJ7018DVD

Rosemary Clooney : Girl Singer - Songs from the Classic Television Series

Rosemary Clooney's career began in 1945, singing duets with her sister Betty for WLW Radio in Cincinnati. In 1947, they joined the Pastor band as "The Clooney Sisters," making their debut at The Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Two years later, Rosemary signed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records. Clooney recorded her first single, "Come On-a My House," in 1951. It was an immediate and enormous success and catapulted Rosemary to stardom. Her horizons soon expanded to include motion pictures, including the classic "White Christmas" in 1954. In 1956-1957 "The Rosemary Clooney Show" joined CBS television's weekly variety show lineup. Clooney also gave birth to five children, Miguel, Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael, between February 1955 and March 1960. This program includes a compilation of 19 musical performances by Rosemary from her 1950's television program, The Rosemary Clooney Show including My Blue Heaven and Mambo Italiano.

Songlist: Tenderly, Botch-A-Me, Mambo Italiano, Moonlight In Vermont, My Blue Heaven , How About You, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, There Will Never Be Another You, Lullaby Of Broadway , I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, A Foggy Day (In London Town), You Make Me Feel So Young, Chicago, That Toddlin' Town , Dream, Just You, Just Me, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Too Marvelous For Words, This Ole House, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Taking A Chance On Love, Blues In The Night , Come On / A My House , Hey There , Up A Lazy River, I'll Be Seeing You , Haven't Got A Worry

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Rosemary Clooney | 5867dvd | DVD | $19.95


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I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : DVD : 08748174 : 884088215798

Paris Rutherford : I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748174

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